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Mr. Schleifer has appeared nationwide in many prominent theatre productions, including the recent Broadway National Tour of the Deaf West - co production of BIG RIVER.  Mr. Schleifer is currently working with the National TV's Green Screen Adventures.  His Chicago credits include seven seasons with the famed Goodman Theatre as Mr. Adams and the Ghost of Christmas Past in A CHRISTMAS CAROL and appearance in a signed performance of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK and ENDGAME at Steppenwolf Theatre.  Robert's performance as Ariel in THE TEMPEST (Milwaukee Shakespeare Company), Don Pedro in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Amaryllis Theatre in PA), Hamlet in HAMLET DREAMS and Stage Manager in OUR TOWN (Bailiwick Rep) were received with great acclaim. Robert was honored with the After Dark Outstanding Performance Award for the role of Stinger in POLICE DEAF NEAR FAR (Stage Left Theatre) and Holy Ghost in the Jeff Award-winning musical POPE JOAN.  He has had the privilege of teaching his classes and workshops all over the world including several renowned Opera Programs in Austria and Italy.  US presentations include programs at Purdue University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Northwestern University, ACT ONE Studio, Columbia College, The Goodman Theatre, Whitney Young High School, North Carolina School for the Deaf, Chicago International Film Festival, and University of Chicago.   Mr. Schleifer was educated at R.I.T and University of Rochester. His website is www.ActZone.org.